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[ih] Sources on Internet history and military connections

Hi Guillaume

I took up this issue in a set of papers I did a little while ago.

Here are some references:

I have other articles if these are of interest to you. Let me know. best
wishes, Ronda (Co-author of "Netizens: On the History and Impact of Usenet
and the Internet" published by the IEEE Computer Society in 1997.  best
wishes, Ronda

Part I


Computer Science and the Role of Government in Creating the Internet:
ARPA/IPTO (1962-1986) -
Creating the Needed Interface

Part II


Basic Research for the National Defense and the U.S. Department of Defense:
A Paradox?
Part III

Centers of Excellence and  Creating Resource Sharing Networks

Part IV


Developing the New Field of Computer Communications
Part V


The Birth of the Internet:An Architectural Conception
for Solving the Multiple Network Problem
Part VI

The Internet: On its International Origins and Collaborative Vision


On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 6:54 PM, Guillaume Latzko-Toth <
Guillaume.Latzko-Toth at com.ulaval.ca> wrote:

> I am looking for state-of-the-art literature on the origins of the
> Internet as an engineering project. So far, I have found the following
> sources (several of them from this web page:
> http://www.caslon.com.au/netprofile3.htm). Some are dated and more
> journalistic than academic in nature and "granularity". My intent in
> gathering this literature is to get a better sense of the exact role
> played by military interests (apart from funding) in Internet development.
> We read too often about "the military origins" of the Internet, and even
> more often the story of "a military command and control system that would
> continue to operate in the event of  nuclear war" (Tehan, 1999). To what
> extent is this representation faithful to reality? For instance, Hughes
> (1998) notes: "The military funded the ARPANET, but computer scientists
> and engineers presiding over the project pushed military goals to the
> background, emphasizing the spread of computer utilization and the
> development of computer networks as ends in themselves."
> Here is my short list of sources. All comments and additions will be much
> appreciated.
> Abbate, J. (1999). Inventing the Internet. Cambridge (Mass.): The MIT
> Press.
> Hafner, K., Lyon, M. (1996). Where Wizards Stay up Late: The Origins of
> the Internet, New York: Simon & Schuster.
> Hughes, T. P. (1998). Rescuing Prometheus, New York: Pantheon Books.
> King, J. L., Grinter, R. E., & Pickering, J. M. (1997). The Rise and Fall
> of Netville: The Saga of a Cyberspace Construction Boomtown in the Great
> Divide. In S. Kiesler (Ed.), Culture of the Internet (pp. 3-33). Mahwah,
> NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
> Ryan, J. (2010). A History of the Internet and the Digital Future. Chicago
> / London University of Chicago Press / Reaktion Books.
> Salus, P. H. (1995). Casting the Net : from ARPANET to Internet and
> Beyond. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co.
> Tehan, R. (1999). Spinning the Web: The History and Infrastructure of the
> Internet, Congressional Research Service Report 98-649 C, Washington, DC:
> Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
> Guillaume Latzko-Toth

Netizens: On the History and Impact of Usenet and the Internet

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